Photo via Donald Trump's Facebook Page Donald Trump's Twitter is, to put it lightly, kind of a clusterfuck. Between contradictions and completely inaccurate conspiracies (someone forgot to delete his "China invented global warming" one), Trump always manages to out-do himself, and his latest tweets have now been added to BUST's "Reasons Why Donald Trump Should Never Be President" list. Last night, the presidential candidate went on a bizarre Twitter rant, and this time, he went after former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado.
Photo via Flickr/BeautifulUglyPeople Right now, if you are low income or live in a rural area, finding an abortion provider and getting to an appointment is basically Olympic Hurdles: Punishing Women Seeking Healthcare Edition. But what if we finally got rid of the laws that push abortion out of reach? It may seem hard to imagine, but if people can suspend disbelief for a show about dragons, surely we can imagine what REAL abortion access looks like. In a (badass, feminist, hopefully not-too-far-off) future where the right to abortion is finally REAL, we’d have: 1.
Kathleen Hanna—Rock Star Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin  Bernie Sanders is a revelation. He started us thinking about Socialism as a real option (yeah!) and pushed the Democrats further left than I ever thought possible. But this November, I will be voting for the Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton. Not voting, or writing someone in, would make me an apathetic supporter of the other candidate. You know, the one whose main agenda reeks of ethnic cleansing? If he is elected, families will be split up via mass deportation and people will be denied entrance to the U.S.
Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig Out September 30 Rating: 2/5 In this ode to teen-girl angst, Hailee Steinfeld stars as Nadine, a prickly high schooler whose life is upended when she walks in on her BFF Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) hooking up with her brother Darian (Blake Jenner). As we learn in flashbacks, Nadine has never been outgoing or laid back; even as a child, she butted heads with her mother (Kyra Sedgwick) and was always outshined by Darian’s athletic popularity.
Sasha Lane AMERICAN HONEY Written and directed by Andrea Arnold Out September 30 Rating: 4/5 American Honey is a road trip movie in the best possible way. Viewers follow a teenage girl, Star (Sasha Lane, in her first movie), as she leaves a troubled relationship behind and joins a band of misfit young people who travel the country selling magazine subscriptions. They’re led by Krystal (Riley Keough), a self-described “American honey,” who rules with an iron fist, imposing drastic and often violent punishments for those who don’t meet her sales goals.
In Bloom While attending film school in Germany, Nana Ekvtimishvili started writing the script that would one day become her first feature, In Bloom. Ekvtimishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia was a part of the Soviet Union prior to the fall of the USSR in 1992. However, even after declaring its independence, Georgia has remained war torn. The country was embroiled in a civil war in 1995, revolutions due to elections in the early 2000s, and more recently, the Second Chechen War. Ekvtimishvili wanted to write about her experiences growing up in the country.
"Renata Borgatti, Au Piano" by Romaine Brooks, 1920. She was a classical musician and one of Rosmaine Brooks's lovers.  1920s Paris. Bohemian, artistic, full of expatriates and very, very queer. However, the history of queer expatriate women in France has been lost throughout the ages with all of the praise given Picasso, Matisse, and Dalí — just to name a few.  In a new exhibition, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has brought one of those forgotten figures of queer bohemia, and her beautiful portraits, back to our attention.
Amy Schumer has been a pioneer for female comedians in the past few years, and her work has paid off. Forbes announced that the comedian made $17 million last year, making her the fourth highest paid comedian in the world, and the first woman to make the annual list. It's really no wonder when you consider the year Schumer has had; with her tour with Aziz Ansari, concluding her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, a new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, a huge movie, Trainwreck, and a casual Super Bowl commercial. Homegirl's been busy.
What do you personally do to bring down the oppressive system of patriarchy? This is the question I posed to the attendees of the Twin Oaks Women's Gathering this August. As the voices of the women photographed reveal, there are infinite answers! 25 original ways to smash patriarchy are pictured here. The Women's Gathering is a DIY, non-corporate campout that welcomes women (in the broadest definition) from the East Coast region and beyond. It has been organized and hosted by Twin Oaks, an egalitarian intentional community in Central Virginia for the last 32 years.
Instagram/Selena Gomez Recently, pop star Selena Gomez announced that she would be taking time off from her tour and music career to focus on her panic attacks, anxiety, and depression — side effects from her battle with SLE Lupus. After Gomez released the statement, thousands of people flocked to Twitter and Facebook to continue to question her lupus diagnosis, believing the illness to be a convenient excuse for a rehab stint or alcohol problem.


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